Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Forcing TPS Beneficiaries to Leave U.S. Would Be Detrimental

Nov 20, 2017
Press Release

MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security announced they would be ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals living in the United States after an 18 month phase-out period.

“Similar to my disagreement with the decision to end TPS for Nicaraguan nationals, I am strongly opposed to and disagree with the decision to end TPS for Haitian nationals living in the United States. These individuals experienced severe loss and suffering as a result of the 2010 earthquake, and forcing them to leave the United States would be detrimental. Almost eight years later, Haiti remains in total disarray and still requires much rebuilding. These individuals are established, respected members of our communities who have made significant contributions, and I urge the administration to reconsider its decision regarding Haitian and Nicaraguan nationals.”